"descendant of Caoinlean, slender "

Quinlan Origin and Meaning

The name Quinlan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "descendant of Caoinlean, slender ".

An Irish last-name-first-name that could make a child feel distinctive, while still having the regular guy nickname of Quinn. Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller spelled their son's name Quinlin.

Quinlan would make a fitting choice for a fifth baby, since quin in Latin signifies five.

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Famous People Named Quinlan

  • Quinlan TerryBritish architect
  • QuinlanAmerican baseball player

Quinlan in Pop Culture

  • Quinlan VosJedi in "Star Wars: Republic" comics
  • Matt Quinlancharacter on animated TV series "Cyberchase"
  • Quinlancharacter in the novels/TV series "The Strain"